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Tuition Fees and Scholarships

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

From spring 2017 application onwards (= studies will begin in August 2017 or after), all the programmes taught in English in Haaga-Helia will charge tuition fees from accepted students. A tuition fee is applicable to students who are not citizens of countries of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.

The tuition fee for Bachelor of Business Administration programmes is EUR 8,500.00 per academic year, and for Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Sports Studies programmes as well as all the Master's degree programmes taught in English EUR 9,500.00 per academic year.

Exemption from tuition fees

You are exempted from paying tuition fees if you have one of the following documents:

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland
  • EU Blue Card in Finland
  • Continuous residence permit card in Finland, Type A permit
  • EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • Permanent residence permit card in Finland, Type P permit
  • EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)

Haaga-Helia UAS can verify Finnish citizenship from the Population Register Centre, so those applicants who have Finnish citizenship do not have to send a copy of their passport or identity card.

Autumn 2017 application period

In autumn 2017 application period students must accept the study place in Studyinfo and pay the fee for the first semester by 8.12.2017 at 15:00 EET (GMT/UTC +2 hours) at the latest. Students cannot enroll for the spring semester 2018 before the fee is paid and all the documents are submitted to Admission Services.

In case a student cannot pay the entire tuition fee for the semester in one payment, due to restrictions in bank transfer system, the tuition fee can be paid in instalments, i.e. in smaller sums. However, the full tuition must be paid by the time the student enrolls for attendance/non-attendance in the programme.

The admission of a student is conditional until he/she has paid the full tuition fee for the first semester, confirmed his/her study place, enrolled as attending/non-attending, signed the Student Agreement and also until Haaga-Helia has received the receipt of the tuition fee and checked the applicant’s original school and other relevant certificates.

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences will withdraw the admission in case the applicant does not provide the above mentioned documents by the given deadline, or if he/she has given inadequate or false information.

A student is expected to pay tuition for each academic semester or year attended. All students must finance their costs of living themselves.

For exemption from tuition fees temporary permit cards (mentioned above) and passports must be valid at least until 1 January 2018.

General information

EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Gibraltar.

EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Please read more information about tuition fees in general from and Finnish Immigration Service.

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Haaga-Helia Scholarship System

There will be a scholarship system available for all degree programmes that are subjected with tuition fees. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the student must be admitted to any of the Bachelor or Master level degree programmes in Haaga-Helia and must be subjected with the tuition fee as explained above.

Scholarships are granted in two categories

Any eligible student meeting the requirement of 55 completed ECTS credits during two consecutive academic semesters will be offered a scholarship 20% value of the tuition fee.

Any eligible Bachelor level student completing the degree in 6 academic semesters or less will be offered a scholarship of 30% value of the tuition fee. Any eligible Master level student completing the degree in 2 academic semesters or less will be offered a scholarship of 30% value of the tuition fee.

No scholarships are available for the first year of study apart from a student graduating in two academic semesters or sooner.